susceptibility factor


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susceptibility factor

A condition that increases a person's likelihood of acquiring a disease. The propensity to develop disease is often the result of a genetic mutation in a single base DNA base pair.
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A delineation of the genetic susceptibility factors relating to pathological wound healing would therefore promote a better understanding of the molecular background of VLU and that could provide opportunities for developing causative treatment of therapy-resistant forms [1, 2].
anthracis is determined not only by the virulence of the organism but also by the balance between infectious aerosol production and removal, pulmonary ventilation rate, duration of exposure, and host susceptibility factors. Dilution ventilation of the indoor environment is an important determinant of the risk for infection.
"The fact is, it does pick up a susceptibility factor, and if you test people early enough, you can affect their lifestyle," he said.
Identifying genetic susceptibility factor for tuberculosis in African: a combined approach using candidate gene study and a genome-wide screen.
The new study has identified a previously unrecognized susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder.
Some genes have been identified as susceptibility factors, meaning that, if you have the gene, you are at increased risk of developing AD.
Genetic susceptibility factors have been recently reported in literature and may predispose individuals to these extensive forms of the disease.